UK will lead European exoplanet mission

UK will lead European exoplanet mission

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGiovanna Tinetti: “What is the ‘standard model’ of planets?” A telescope to study the atmospheres of planets beyond our Solar System will be launched by the European Space Agency in the late 2020s. The mission, to be known as Ariel, was selected by the organisation’s Science Programme […]

5G auction bidding starts in UK

5G auction bidding starts in UK

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 5G services are not expected to roll out until 2020 Bidding has begun for the latest chunk of the UK’s airwaves as networks look to kickstart next-generation 5G services and improve existing 4G. The main four mobile networks will compete with two new players to bid for a share […]

UK army investigators under fire as bullying trial collapses

UK army investigators under fire as bullying trial collapses

A judge has criticised military investigators following the collapse of a case against army instructors who were accused of bullying teenage recruits. Twenty-eight young soldiers aged 16 and 17 had claimed they were abused and assaulted during a battle camp exercise by 16 instructors. They said they were slapped or punched in the face, spat […]

UK anti-obesity drive at risk from new US trade deal, doctors warn

UK anti-obesity drive at risk from new US trade deal, doctors warn

Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could lead to even higher rates of obesity through the import of American foods high in fat and sugar, children’s doctors have warned. US “hostility” towards measures aimed at promoting healthier eating habits, such as traffic light labelling, is also a major threat to the government’s anti-obesity […]

Snow and ice bring UK travel disruption

Snow and ice bring UK travel disruption

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Weather’s Ben Rich presents the latest forecast Snow and ice are causing further disruption to road, rail and air travel in parts of the UK. Met Office amber warnings of a possible risk to life are in place in south-west England, south-east and mid-Wales and the […]

Blizzard conditions expected to disrupt travel across UK

Blizzard conditions expected to disrupt travel across UK

Blizzard conditions that could cause havoc on the roads have been forecast by the Met Office for Saturday night and Sunday morning. Yellow and amber ice and snow warnings are in effect for many parts of the UK as the “mini-beast from the east” brings more snow showers and freezing temperatures. “Travel delays on roads […]

UK Trade Chief Says Trump Tariffs Upsetting Allies, Not China

UK Trade Chief Says Trump Tariffs Upsetting Allies, Not China

U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox said he urged U.S. officials to reconsider imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union this week, suggesting the move has upset America’s allies more than the main culprit for overcapacity, China. The EU and other foreign trading partners are seeking exemptions to the 25 percent tariffs on imported […]

Egypt wants answers in death of teenage student in UK

Egypt wants answers in death of teenage student in UK

Mariam Moustafa was assaulted outside a shopping mall at 8 p.m. on February 20 and fell into a coma before dying of her injuries on Wednesday, according to Nottinghamshire Police. Police said there was no information to suggest the attack was motivated by racial hate, but authorities will “continue to keep an open mind.” A […]

Allies back UK to condemn Russia over Salisbury nerve agent attack

Allies back UK to condemn Russia over Salisbury nerve agent attack

International pressure on Russia following the Salisbury nerve agent attack has been strongly ratcheted up, with Britain, the US, France and Germany jointly condemning an “assault on UK sovereignty”, as Washington boosted its own sanctions on Moscow. With Russia still promising retaliation to the expulsion of 23 of its diplomats from the UK, Theresa May’s […]

UK car industry must pay up for toxic air 'catastrophe', super-inquiry finds

UK car industry must pay up for toxic air 'catastrophe', super-inquiry finds

The car industry must pay millions of pounds towards solving the UK’s toxic air crisis under the “polluter pays” principle, according to an unprecedented joint inquiry by four committees of MPs. The MPs call the poisonous air that causes 40,000 early deaths a year a “national health emergency” and are scathing about the government’s clean […]

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